NEWS

Investigation into alleged trading in influence targets six suspects

In the pre-trial investigation concerning trading in influence carried out by the Special Investigation Service, six individuals are suspected of having committed offences provided for by several different articles of the Criminal Code. Jonas Milius, director of the State Food and Veterinary Service, is suspected of abuse of office and forgery of documents, other individuals are suspected of abuse of office, trading in influence and forgery of documents. More detailed information on the suspects is not given now to avoid prejudicing the ongoing investigation and proceedings.

Lithuanian and Latvian Officials Investigate International Bribery Case

The Lithuanian Special Investigation Service (STT), in co-operation with the Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), launched pre-trial investigation. On 16 June officers of the STT Klaipėda Field Office made searches in the state enterprise Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (VĮ Klaipėdos valstybinio jūrų uosto direkcija) and detained the director of infrastructure of the enterprise, G. Z. Officers also detained a Latvian national, G. K., Chair of the Board in one of the Latvian construction companies.

OLAF curbs cross-border fraud and closes record number of investigations in 2015

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) reported an excellent investigative performance, concluding the highest number of investigations in the last years, curbing cross-border fraud and bringing tangible results in protecting EU taxpayers' money.

STT results of 2015 in One Page

48 % of the accused in STT cases were politicians and high-level officials.